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Posted on 10/09/2009 3:32:05 AM PDT by myknowledge
The Obama administration has marked its first foray into the UN human rights establishment by backing calls for limits on freedom of expression. The newly-minted American policy was rolled out at the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council, which ended in Geneva on Friday. American diplomats were there for the first time as full Council members and intent on making friends.
President Obama chose to join the Council despite the fact that the Organization of the Islamic Conference holds the balance of power and human rights abusers are among its lead actors, including China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia. Islamic states quickly interpreted the president's penchant for "engagement" as meaning fundamental rights were now up for grabs. Few would have predicted, however, that the shift would begin with America's most treasured freedom.
For more than a decade, a UN resolution on the freedom of expression was shepherded through the Council, and the now defunct Commission on Human Rights which it replaced, by Canada. Over the years, Canada tried mightily to garner consensus on certain minimum standards, but the "reformed" Council changed the distribution of seats on the UN's lead human rights body. In 2008, against the backdrop of the publication of images of Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, Cuba and various Islamic countries destroyed the consensus and rammed through an amendment which introduced a limit on any speech they claimed was an "abuse . . . [that] constitutes an act of racial or religious discrimination."
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Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi showed us why the UN should not have speech limits. He made a helluva mockery of the UN.
Drip, drip, drip. Obama is a Muslim and before long he’ll come out of the closet. They’re busy taking over this country. Sharia law? What’s not to like? Any complaints are racist and evil and not allowed. Goodbye freedom, liberty, goodbye what it means to be an American. Hello tyrrany.
I never thought I would say this, but with the Nobel Peace Prize and his work in the UN, I do believe now that he is the antiChrist.
from the WS: “The Obama administration’s debut at the Human Rights Council laid bare its very different priorities. Threatening freedom of expression is a price for engagement with the Islamic world that it is evidently prepared to pay”
“In 1992 when the United States ratified the main international law treaty which addresses freedom of expression, the (US) government carefully attached reservations to ensure that the treaty could not “restrict the right of free speech and association protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
Don’t be stupid. WAY more people would be clamoring and drooling over the idiot. And he would have won the 2016 Olympics for chicago.
Careful who you call stupid. At least I ain’t crazy, like you.
Obviously this President is Islamic....and wants to shut up people who state the facts about Islam.
Lock and load. After all of the guns people have been buying in preparation for this tyranny, that's going to take a while...
I’m sort of in the same boat as you on this. As much as I have despised Obama all the way back to his run for the Senate, I’ve resisted the temptation to view him as the Antichrist. Now I’m not so sure.
I think it’s clear that he’s been running the razor’s edge between being the worst US president in history and plunging the United States into a second civil war. However, given the freakish adulation that is heaped upon him and his inexplicable rise to power, I have to wonder if he isn’t driving the entire world toward a final conflagration.
God help us.